Articles in Honors

Peter Tessier Recognized as One of 30 Top Young Scientists

World Economic Forum recognizes him for contributions to advance the frontiers of science, engineering, and technology in areas of high societal impact

The World Economic Forum recently honored Peter Tessier with a 2014 Young Scientist award. An expert in protein engineering, Tessier was selected as a 2014 Young Scientist for his contributions to advance the frontiers of science, engineering, and technology in areas of high societal impact, according to the World Economic Forum. Tessier, the Richard Baruch… Read More

Mark Mistur Receives Trustees Outstanding Teaching Award

Associate dean and associate professor of architecture comments on the award

Mark Mistur Award

Mark Mistur, associate dean and associate professor of architecture, and associate professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, has received the Trustees Outstanding Teaching Award. “He is one of the great pedagogical innovators among our faculty, helping Rensselaer students bridge the gap between the academic study of architecture and engineering, and the professional… Read More

Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences Cites Work by E. Fred Schubert

Work highlighted in background materials for Nobel Prize in physics

Schubert

The work of Professor E. Fred Schubert was cited by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences earlier this month, when the group announced the winners of the 2014 Nobel Prize in physics. The prize went to the three inventors of the blue light-emitting diode (LED). To explain the science and significance of blue LEDs, the… Read More

Honors Convocation 2014

Celebrating the academic achievements of students and faculty

honors convocation

During Family Weekend, the Rensselaer community and visiting families gathered to celebrate and honor the academic achievements of 339 faculty and students at the Honors Convocation. “It is a pleasure to honor their extraordinary efforts, and, by so doing, to encourage them to continue to strive,” said President Shirley Ann Jackson in her remarks. “When… Read More

New $1 Million NIH Grant Enables Clinical Trials of Artificial Pancreas

Rensselaer leading collaboration with Stanford, University of Colorado, and University of Virginia

B. Wayne Bequette

A multi-university research team led by Rensselaer has received a $1 million grant from the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) to conduct clinical trials of their closed-loop artificial pancreas for individuals with Type 1 diabetes. The three-year study, funded by the NIH National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), will test… Read More

Alumni Association Honors Outstanding Volunteers

Awards presented during Reunion & Homecoming Weekend

RAA awards

In tribute to their outstanding commitment to the Institute and their fellow alumni, an outstanding group of volunteers have been recognized by the Rensselaer Alumni Association (RAA) and the Office of Alumni Relations with the 2014 RAA Awards. The awards were presented at the annual RAA Awards Dinner on Oct. 9 during Reunion & Homecoming… Read More

Capital Region Ranks 11th in Top Small Cities for College Students

American Institute for Economic Research cites area for positive impact on student life

Troy NY

According to the American Institute for Economic Research (AIER), these days the “college experience” is about more than simply attending a top-notch university. The city or town where the school is located is also important. Recent data compiled by the organization ranked the 20 best small cities for college students, with the Albany-Schenectady-Troy region coming… Read More

“New Polytechnic” Featured in U.S. News

Op-ed by President Jackson is part of special section on "Colleges of Tomorrow"

EMPAC

U.S. News & World Report recently featured an op-ed by President Shirley Ann Jackson, titled “The New Polytechnic: Preparing to Lead in the Digital Economy,” in which she discussed a new way of working and learning that is required for success in this data-driven, computationally powered, globally networked era. She described changes underway at Rensselaer… Read More

New Report Recognizes Earning Power of Rensselaer Graduates

Rensselaer ranks 35 among more than 1,000 colleges on list

graduate

Graduates of Rensselaer command some of the highest salaries of any undergraduate degree holders in the nation, according to a new study from PayScale. The PayScale 2014-15 College Salary Report ranks Rensselaer 35 among the 1,002 colleges included on the list. The report shows Rensselaer alumni and alumnae with an undergraduate degree earn a median… Read More

RAA Honors Outstanding Volunteers

Awards dinner to be held Oct. 9 during Reunion & Homecoming Weekend

In tribute to their outstanding commitment to the Institute and their fellow alumni, an outstanding group of volunteers will be recognized by the Rensselaer Alumni Association (RAA) and the Office of Alumni Relations with the 2014 RAA Awards. The awards will be presented at the annual RAA Awards Dinner on Thursday, Oct. 9, during Reunion… Read More